In preparation for a purchase of an SLR, I'm re-learning black & white. Not only the subject matter works differently, but also a lot of post-processing is very different. I am trying to apply it to everyday shots, like hiking. Still a long way for me to go, but I am having a lot of fun learning.
Here they are
. This URL should work for a while before I re-organize the pictures again.
Comments are welcome. Tips on B&W post-processing are more than welcome (they're priceless
). The process right now is as follows:
1. Canon A610 color jpeg
2. Photoshop fixing basic exposure problems (also color balancing for better B&W conversion)
3. Photoshop foreground/background differentiation (blurring (hard to use selective focus with a P&S), lightening)
4. Photoshop B&W conversion. This may use various techniques, channel mixer, B&W gradient, and they could be applied to the same photo differently depending on the area.
5. Photoshop selective sharpening